Sea and Stars (2002, Canada)
January 1, 2002

Animation 35mm, 11 minutes, colour National Film Board of Canada, Canada


An ordinary fisherman lives on a small island off the coast. He fishes year-round in his small boat without any questions, complaints or boredom. But one day a young mai-mai fish sees him and falls in love, thinking he is the most beautiful creature in the world! She offers him a gift, and, unknown to him, her love changes the way he perceives the world…

Set to original music by Gavin Bryars, Sea and Stars tells a romantic story of the transforming power of love — even without a happy ending.


Technique: Drawings on paper with computer rendering Length: 11 minutes 1 second Story, editing, design and digital graphics Anna Tchernakova Direction Anna Tchernakova and Georgine Strathy Animation and design Georgine Strathy Narrator John Neville Original music  Gavin Bryars Executive producer David Verrall National Film Board of Canada,  2002

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